Hikvision Acusense Analytics Tested

By Rob Kilpatrick, Published Sep 23, 2019, 09:57am EDT

Hikvision touts "The Magic Behind It All" in their new Acusense line are 'deep learning algorithms' inside these cameras and recorders. But how well do these new models work?

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We bought and tested the Hikvision DS-2CD2346G1-I/SL camera and DS-7608NXI-I2/8P/4S NVR for over three weeks, examining:

  • False alert performance: What did and did not cause false alerts?
  • Intrusion detection accuracy: Did it miss valid people or vehicles in the scene in multiple conditions?
  • Ease of setup: How difficult or time-consuming was setup and optimization?
  • Vs. competitive analytics: How did DeepinView compare to AI analytics such as Dahua Analytics+ and Wyze Cam and camera analytics from our IP Camera Analytics Shootout?
  • What components does it use? Ambarella, Huawei, Intel, NVIDIA, others?
  • How well does it integrate with major VMSes?

Readers should also see our tests of Hikvision's DeepinView AI analytics camera and DeepinMind NVR.

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**** *** ****** ** three ***** ** *******, Hikvision's ******** *** ******* positives:

  • ** ***** ****** ** Most ******* *******:******** ******* **** ** swaying ********/*******, ******* **** produced, *** **** ******** on *** **** ** the ****** *** *** trigger ***** ******.
  • ** ***** ****** ** Most ****** ****** *******:****** ****** ******* ** false ****** **** ** drastic ***** *******, ******* moving ******* *** *****, and ****** ******* ** and *** **** ******* throughout *******.
  • ******** ********* ** ****** Walking ******* ** ********:******** *** *** **** people ******* ******* ** crawling ******* *** ***** during *******, *** ** night.

*******, ** ******* **** significant ****** **** ***************** and ***** ******:

  • ****** ********** ** ********:****** ******* ******* *** scene **** ********* ********** as ********, **** ***** when ******** **** ** the **********. **** ***** result ** ****** ***** completely ****** ** ***** turn *** ******* ****** indoors, *** ********* ** detect ********.
  • ***** ****** ** *******:***** *** ***** ******* (ranging **** **** ******* deer) ******* ******* *** scene ********* ******** ***** alerts, ********** ** ******** used. ******* **** **** often ********** ** ********.
  • ***** ****** ** ****** Cars:****** **** ** *** scene **** ********* **** as ****** ******* **** passing ****** ****** ******* in ********.
  • ******** ***** ****** ** Sunlight ******* *******:******** ******* * ***** window *** **** ****** false ****** **** ** moving ******* ** *** scene.
  • ****** *** ******** ******* Through *****:****** ******* ******* *** scene **** ****** **********, day *** *****, ******* and ***.

Hikvision ********

**** **** ********* *** given *** *********** ** review ******* ****** ******* but *** *** ***** any *********** *** ******** changes ** ******* *********. They ******* *** **** Acusense ******* ****** **** in *********** **** ******** NVRs, *** ** *** tests ** *** ** difference ** *********** ******* Acusense *******' ** ***** detection *** ******** ******* used ** *********** **** the ***.

Settings ******* ****** ** *** ******

** *** ******, ** adjusted ******** ** *** if ********* *********** ********, but ***** **** ******* settings ******** *** **** results. ** *********'* ********* analytics, ********* ********, *** only ******** *********** *** threshold (**** ****** ** in ***** ****** **********) and *********** ("**** ** the ****** ***** *** trigger *****"). ******* ** these ******** ********** ***** alerts.

Vs. ***** *********+

*****'* *********+****** ************ ********* ********, with ** ***** ****** on ******* ** ****** which ********* *** ********* Acusense. ************* *** **** is *******, *********** **** requiring * **** ** be *** *** ****** and/or ******* ********* ********.

Vs. **** **

****'* **** ** ****** detection*********** ********, ******** *******, foliage, ******, *******, *** other *******. *******, **** has **** ***-******** *********** which **** ** ********** for ********** *** *** it ***** *********** ** third ***** ***.

Vs. ******** *** ***** ***

********'* ****-******** ***************** ***(*** ******* ** ***** ****** ********* ********) **** ************ ********, ignoring ****** **** ******* and ***** *** *** not ****** **** *** same ************** ****** ** Acusense.

Vs. ********* ******** ********* *** ***

******** ** *********'* ******** Intrusion *********, ******** *********** is ******* ******, ********* more ***** ****** **** more *******, ********* ******* and ******, **** ****** on *******, ***. *********** is *********** ****** **** standard ***, ***** ******* on *********** *** ***** change, ********* *** *** limited ** *** ****** false ***** ******* *****, without ************** ******* ******, vehicles, ** ***** *******.

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*** ********* **-*********-*/** *** be ***** ****** ***~$*** ******** *** **-*******-**/**/** (* channel/8 ***/* ******** *********) sells ***~$*** *** ******.

People ******** ******* *******/********, *** *******

******** ******** ****** ******* upright ********** ******* **** no ****** ****** *** detection ***** *** *** night:

******** ******** **** **** detected ** *** ***** using ******* ********.

Running ****** ******

*******, ****** ******* ******* the ***** **** ****** completely. ** ******** ******* improved **** *********.

Running-Subjects-Not-Detected

People ********** ************* ** ********

****** ******* ******* *** scene, ****** ** *** foreground/walking ****** *** ****** were ********** ********** ** vehicles. **** ***** **** to ********** ****** ********** if ***** ****** ** detect **** ******.

False ****** ** *******

******** ********** ******* ** both ***** *** ***** animals ** *** ***** of ****. ******* **** most ***** ********** ** vehicles, *** ********* ********** as ***** **** ******* toward *** ******.

False ****** ** ****** ****

****** *******, ******** ******* on ****** ******** **** cloud ******** ** ***** light ******* ********, **** though *** ******* *** not ****. ***** *********+ also ******** **** **** issue, ****** ** **** not **** ** ** other *********.

parked vehicle alert

False ****** ** ********

** *** *****, ******** alerted ** ******** ********* on *** ***** **** the ***** ****/*******. **** occurred *-* ***** *** day ** *** ****** of *** ****.

No ***** ****** **** *******, *******, ** ************

********, ******** ******* ***** alerts **** ****** ******* such ** ******* ******* and *** ******* **** produce, **** *****.

No-False-Alerts-On-Foliage_Shadows-Outdoors

******** **** ******* *** of *** **** ****** sources ** ***** ******, heavy **** *** **** dripping **** *** ****.

No-False-Alerts-On-Rain_Droplets

No ****** ***** ****** ** ****** ** *******

****** ******* ******** ******* all ****** ****** ***** alerts **** ** ******* light ******* ** *** scene, ***** *****.

******* **** ****** ****** through *** ***** **** also *******.

Detection ********

** *** *****, ******** reliably ******** ** ~***' distance, ~** *** ** the *** **-*********-*/** ****** we ******. ***** *** requirements *** ***, ********** to ***** ** ********, and ***** *************'* *** ********* *********, ***** ******** ****** double *** *** *** detection *** *** **** more ***** ***** ******.

Simple *****

***** ** *** **** step **** *********'* ****** intrusion ********* *****, **** requiring *** **** ** choose ** ****** ***/** vehicles ****** ** ******** in *** *****:

VMS ***********

******** ****** ****** ********* to*********'* ******* ********* *********** ***** ***** ***. These ****** **** ********* in ** ******* *** Milestone ********, *** *** analytics **** *** ********* in ***********, ******** ******* Center, ** ******* ******** Center.

Camera ********: ********* *** ******** ***** ****

*** ********* **-*********-*/** ****** uses ** ********* ***-*-**-** system ** ****, * common *** *** ***** cost ******.

Ambarella S3L System On Chip

*******, ** **** ******** a******** ************ ********** **** (***), unlike **** ***** **/******** models ***** **** ******** only * ****** ****. This ** ********' ******* generation, ******** ** **** (see *** ******:***** ******** ******* ***** Surveillance ******).

Versions ****

*** ********* ******** **** used ****** *******:

  • ********* **-*********-*/**: **.*.** ***** 181213
  • **-*******-**/**/**: **.*.** ***** ******

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* ********** **** ** know ** ***** ** a *** ** ** mall!

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*** ****, ** * set ** * ****** in **** ******* ** production, * ***** ****** not **** ******* *** "vehicle" ********* ***. ****'* exactly *** *******. ** we *** ******* **** person ********* ** **** scene, ** ***** **** missed * *********** ****** of ********. **** ****** aren't ******** ** ***.

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** **** ***** ** to ******* **** **** are *** ***** *** kind ** **** ****** classification, **** ******** **** today **** ***/*** *********. Kind ** ******* ***** their *** ** *** Movidius ****, **** **** test **** ** *** seem ** ** ***** utilizing *** ************.

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**'** ***** * ******* comparing ******** ** *********'* standard ********* *** ***:

Vs. ********* ******** ********* *** ***

******** ***********'* ******** ********* *********, ******** *********** ** clearly ******, ********* **** false ****** **** **** sources, ********* ******* *** lights, **** ****** ** animals, ***. *********** ** drastically ****** **** ******** VMD, ***** ******* ** practically *** ***** ******, including *** *** ******* to *** ****** ***** alert ******* *****, ******* discriminating ******* ******, ********, or ***** *******.

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* *** ******* *** drastic *********** ** ********* and ******* ******* ******* compared ** *** ******** generation. **** ******, ***** you!

* **** **** **** improve *** ********* ********** in *** ****** ** versions

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************* ******, *** *** website * ********* *** does *** **** **** a *.*.** ********. ** shows *** ******* *** now ** *.*.*, *** the **** ******** ******* shown ** *.*.*. ***** for *** ***** ********* models * *******. (*.*.* is **** ********* *** many ***** ******* ******* Accusense.)

* ** ******* ******** Fixed ****** ****** | Hikvision ** | *** world’s ******* ***** ************ manufacturer

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******* **** ********* ********** as *****...*******, ****** ******* through *** ***** **** missed **********. ** ******** changes ******** **** *********.

******: **** *****?

******: *** ** *****, turned *** ** ** a ***. *********, *******...

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*** *****. *** **** if *** **** ** try ****, *** ** you **** **** ***** happen ** *** ***** sensitivity ** ** **, or ***? **** ******* if **** ***** **** the ****** ***** **** moving *******.

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**** * ****** **** I *** ****** *********** and ********* ** *** and *** ** ***** while * *** *******, even ****** ** ** max ******'* ******* ** alarm, ** *** *** even **** * ******** box ****** **.

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...*** ** ***** ***** I *** *******, **** having ** ** *** wouldn't ******* ** *****, it *** *** **** draw * ******** *** around **.

***: *** *** *** that?

**: *** ****?

SoC: If I knew “what”, I wouldn’t need you. Something just went flying by...

**: *** **** **** blurred ****** ** *****. I **** ** ****. It’s **** ***. ******, out ** *****, *** of ****, *****?

***: **** *’* ***** send ** ***** ******, the **** ****** ** notified!

**: *** **** *** you ***** ** *** it ** **** ****, a *******, * ***, maybe * **** *****?

***: ***, ***’** ***** those *** ******* *****. You *** *** *****?

AI: Yeah, keep your trap shut. Remember, if faced with the choice of false negative vs. false positive, ALWAYS choose false negative. If you missed it, they probably will too; nobody’s the wiser. On the other hand, calling out “heavy snow” in July will just put us on the cover of IPVM, again!

***: ***’** ** *****!

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****** *** *** *********** Rob.

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** **** - *** of *** ****** ***** triggers ** ******* ** night. ** *** ***** figure *** *** ** test *** **** ** would ** **** *******.

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******, **** *** ******* different *****.

***** ** *** ***** I ** *** **********.
********* *** ********, *****?
*** ***** ******** **** to ** ***** *** different **********.
*** *** **** *** do * **** *** on ******* **?
** ** *** ****** use *** ** *** box ****?

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*** *** **** *** do * **** *** on ******* **?

** ***** ********** **** Hikvision ********** ********** **** test *** ************ ***** feedback *** ***********. ***** will ****** *** ****** with *******.

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******. * ****** *** do *** **** **** other *************, ** *** do ****** ******** **** scene ** *****.

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*** *******, **'** ***** two ******** ** *** report. ** ** ***** tests, ** ******* *** to ********* *** ******* and *********** ** ********** the *********. ** **** perform *** *** ******** changes ** *** **** effects **** **** (** this ****, ******* ** none).

Hikvision ********

**** **** ********* *** given *** *********** ** review ******* ****** ******* but *** *** ***** any *********** *** ******** changes ** ******* *********. They ******* *** **** Acusense ******* ****** **** in *********** **** ******** NVRs, *** ** *** tests ** *** ** difference ** *********** ******* Acusense *******' ** ***** detection *** ******** ******* used ** *********** **** the ***.

Settings ******* ****** ** *** ******

** *** ******, ** adjusted ******** ** *** if ********* *********** ********, but ***** **** ******* settings ******** *** **** results. ** *********'* ********* analytics, ********* ********, *** only ******** *********** *** threshold (**** ****** ** in ***** ****** **********) and *********** ("**** ** the ****** ***** *** trigger *****"). ******* ** these ******** ********** ***** alerts.

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** *****,

** ************* ** ***'* Acusense ** *** *** get ***** ********* **-***** the ****** ** **** as ***** **** *** NVR. *** *** **** work *** ********* ** ordinary ****** *****, ***** Acusense ******* **** ******* the ********* ** ***-******** NVRs ** **** ******* through ** ***** ************.

** **** *******? ** so *'* ******** ** picking ** *** ** the ******** **** ** replace *** *** ** have ** *** **** which *** ******* ** cameras **** *** ***** analytics. ********?

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***, ***, **** ** correct, *** ******** *** analytics **** **** **** third ***** ****** ******* and ******* ****** *** vehicle ******. *** ******** cameras **** **** ***** notifications ** ***-******** **** but ***'* ******* *** classification.

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****** **** **** *** the *************!

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*****,

* ******* ***** ***** be * **** ** the "Vs. **** **" section of the article. You mentioned "Axis Perimeter Defender" should that be Acusense instead?

******,

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***, *** *** *****. I've ***** ****, ****** for ******** ** ***!

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You **** :

Detection ********

** *** *****, ******** reliably ******** ** ~***' distance, ~** *** ** the *** **-*********-*/** ****** we ******

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*** ****** ******* *** lens **** ** *** test? *.***, *** ** 8mm?

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** *** ** ***' - **'* *.***

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**** ** *******, ** used * *.*** *** the ****.

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*** ******* ***** *** later *.*.* ** *.*.* firmware? **** **** ****** be * **** ** blow *** *** ** it ****** ***** ***** Analytics+.

*** ***** *+ ****** I *** **** ******* the ****** ****** (*/*.*), where *** ** ***** the ******* **** ******* to ***** *** ** lower *** ******.

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** ** ***** *** case **** ******** ****** events (***) ** ******** when *** ******** ********* are ******* ********* ** continuous *********? * ****** the **-********* **** ** first **** *** *** could *** **** **** VMD *** ******** ******* simultaneously.

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***, * ******* ******** on *** **-*********-*/** ** V5.6.0 ***** ****** *** I ***'* *** ** option *** ***, **** when * **** *** smart ****** ** *** metadata ********.

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****'* *** ***. **'* not * **** **** if *** **** **** of *** ***** ***** an ***, *** *** continuous ********** ***** * MicroSD ***** ** *******.

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